Early Learning PA

As principal members of Early Learning PA, Trying Together participates in three campaigns with strategic advocacy goals:

 


 

Pre-K for PA

The Pre-K for PA campaign aims to ensure that every child in Pennsylvania, regardless of socioeconomic background, enters kindergarten ready to succeed. We know that children with access to high quality pre-k are more likely to be successful academically and have improved social skills. Despite these findings, fewer than forty percent of income-eligible three- and four-year olds are able to access publicly funded, high-quality programs.

Advocate together with us and our partners for high-quality pre-k for all young children in Pennsylvania:

 


 

Childhood Begins At Home

Home visiting programs meet the comprehensive needs of at-risk infants, toddlers, young children, and their families through voluntary, evidence-based home visiting. There are multiple evidence-based home visiting programs operating in Pennsylvania, such as:

  • Early Head Start
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Healthy Families America
  • Family Check Up

The Statewide campaign, Childhood Begins at Home is a coalition of advocates working to help policymakers and the public understand the value of evidence-based home visiting and effective ways to support parents.

 


Start Strong PA

Access, affordability, and quality of child care remain critical to the needs of children, families, and communities in Pennsylvania and across the nation. The Start Strong PA campaign works to improve access to high-quality child care, beginning with infants and toddlers, through strategic policy and investment in Pennsylvania.

Sign-On to Support

Help us inform and engage Pennsylvania policymakers on the changes necessary to increase access, affordability, and quality in infant/toddler child care programs and sign-on your support.

Webinars

Webinars were held Thursday, November 1, 2018 to introduce advocates to the Campaign. View both and see the slides below.

Share Your Story

We need educators who have experience working with infants and toddlers to share their story by recording a video. By sharing these experiences, you can help us inform Pennsylvania legislators and advocate for the necessary changes to make healthy development outcomes for infants and toddlers possible.

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Nontraditional Hours Child Care Survey

In 2017, The Women and Girls Foundation partnered with Trying Together to advocate for affordability and access to high-quality child care for young children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. With their support,  Trying Together captured the following child care stories to share the challenges local parents and caregivers face. Currently, anyone who uses child care between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. is invited to take an online survey and be entered to win a $50 gift card.

The results of this survey will help to inform a plan for education and advocacy around this topic.

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